2012.12.19 17:02 "[Tiff] CVS server unreachable?", by Tom Lane

2012.12.19 17:31 "Re: [Tiff] CVS server unreachable?", by Bob Friesenhahn

I'm getting

$ cvs update

cvs [update aborted]: connect to cvs.maptools.org( failed: Connection timed out

The first thing I notice is that this IP address isn't where maptools used to be. Has the server been relocated? Maybe somebody forgot to poke a hole in its firewall for CVS?

CVS was working a day or two ago but I am seeing the same issue from here too.

CVS was fine in its day but I have become worried about all the eggs in the basket at maptools.org without an apparent independent backup of the underlying CVS repository files. If the organization fails, then CVS history will be lost and the libtiff project would need to restart from scratch.

I would be much happier if libtiff was updated to use Mercurial (Hg) or Git because then every checkout would include full history and would serve as a backup of the master repository. I have a preference for Mercurial because it is easy to learn and relatively simple.

Bob Friesenhahn
bfriesen@simple.dallas.tx.us, http://www.simplesystems.org/users/bfriesen/
GraphicsMagick Maintainer, http://www.GraphicsMagick.org/